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Cheap spool/bobbin keeper (Tip/Technique)
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There are handy little plastic deely-bobs on the market that snap a bobbin to the top of the thread spool to keep them together -- a really great idea, since lots of machines don't care much for different threads top and bottom (my vintage Kenmore included.)

This idea is fast, really cheap, and works just fine for me! Loop a rubber band through the bobbin, then around the thread spool enough times to keep it secure. The rubber band keeps the bobbin thread from unwinding, but I still have to slip the spool thread through it's little keeper.
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MissTaraTara said...
Clever!
1/23/09 0:18 AM
christine A said...
This is such a no brainer- why did't we think of it sooner? Thans for such an easy practical tip!!
1/23/09 9:23 AM
Berniev said...
thank you ! good tip.
1/23/09 9:55 AM
Susan M said...
Creative idea!
1/23/09 2:50 PM
ktsews2 said...
Great tip to try!
1/23/09 3:51 PM
Brine said...
I like the idea for short term storage, but do keep in mind that over time rubber bands may deteriorate and break and/or leave a residue on the bobbin or spool.
1/24/09 11:31 AM
sewtime said...
Thanks for this tip, love it!! Thank you!
1/27/09 7:51 PM
glenj said...
If your worried about rubber bands,then use hat elastic.its a great tip,and one you don't have to fork out big $$$ for.Thanks for sharing it.
1/30/09 5:27 AM
minggiddylooloo said...
Thank you for the picture of the tip and the tip itself!
1/31/09 8:40 PM
moonchild61 said...
Thank you. This is a great idea!
2/4/09 9:13 AM

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